Blue Whales Use 360 Degree Body Rolls to Get at Krill

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Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) reveal their agile side thanks to video cameras and motion sensors strapped to their bodies. The scientists equipped 22 B. musculus to capture the whales doing underwater pirouettes as they lunge at patches of krill.

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First Sighting of the Spade-Toothed Whale

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The spade-toothed whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is a little known species of beaked whales. They were first discovered in 1872 when bone fragments were found on Pitt Island, in New Zealand.

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Georgia Aquarium’s Beluga Plan Raises Concerns about Whale Culture

Georgia Aquarium’s controversial plan to move 18 wild beluga whales into captivity

The Georgia Aquarium’s controversial plan to move 18 wild beluga whales into captivity has met with fierce opposition. Opponents state that their capture was inhumane, and could be potentially destructive to a beluga clan.

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Baleen Whales Disturbed by Underwater Noises From 120 Miles Away

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It’s a well-known fact that noises carry a lot further underwater than in the air, but recently marine biologists noticed that underwater noises might disturb whales even if they are 120 miles away.

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